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  Obscenity



Obscenity

    Imagery, ideation, narratives and other representations and actualities which offend and disgust the sensibilities of the perceiver. Imprecisely, the term is used to refer to sexually explicit material or media (SEM), including pornography, and also sexual actions or utterances that are traditionally classified as forbidden. As in erotica, what is perceived as obscene is usually idiosyncratic and is incongruent with the specifications of one's lovemap.

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Imagery
In mental life, the collective representation of mental images or depictions of anything either perceived (perceptual imagery) or, if not actually present as a sensory stimulus, recognized in memory (memory imagery), or in dream, confabulation, or fantasy (fictive imagery). Imagery refers to a predominantly visual sensory modality of input.

Ideation
In mental life, the collective representation of thoughts and ideas presently recognized, recalled from memory, or projected into the future, singly or in combination.

Sexual
Pertaining to sex or, more particularly, the stimulation, responsiveness, and functions of the sex organs either alone or with one or more partners.

Erotica
Depictions of ideas and images in the literary and visual arts that have sexual and erotic appeal and, for at least a selected audience, sexual arousal value, without being condemned as pornographic. More specifically, erotica is congruent with the idealized content of one's idiosyncratic lovemap and is therefore effective in eroticising, arousing, and facilitating orgasm in that individual.

Idiosyncratic
Pertaining to one's individual and sujectively personal ideation, cognitions, affect, tastes, attitudes, habits and behaviors. As in fingerprints, irises, and DNA coding (except in identical twins) the term pertains to one's individuality in any specific measurable factor. Compare to phyletic.

Lovemap
A developmental representation or template synchronously in the mind and in the brain depicting the idealized lover, the idealized love affair, and the idealized program of sexuoerotic activity projected in imagery or actually engaged in with the lover.



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Olfaction
The sensory function of smelling.

Olfactophilia
One of the paraphilias of the fetishistic/talismanic type in which the sexuoerotic stimulus is associated with smell and odors emanating from parts of the body, especially the sexual and adjacent parts.

Oligospermia
Abnormally low number of sperm in the semen, with resultant relative infertility.

Ondinisme
Paraphilia of the fetishistic/talismanic type in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are responsive to, and being urinated upon and/or swallowing urine. There is no technical term for the reciprocal condition of urinating on or in the mouth of the partner. Synonym urolagnia. (adjective, urophilic): the condition of being responsive to or dependent on the smell or taste of urine, or the sight and someone urinating, in order to obtain erotic arousal and facilitate or achieve orgasm.

Ontogeny
In biology, the developmental history of the life span of a single individual or organism, as compared with phylogeny, which is the developmental history of all members of the species.

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